NORWOOD - The Eng boys have worked part time for the last several years for many of the residents of Norwood.
In addition to their full-time jobs or college classes, they have worked part time mowing lawns, painting decks and buildings, doing landscaping, and completing home and building repairs.
But last week they helped a woman in a way they never could have imagined.
Joshua Eng went to his scheduled visit with Nancy Demo. When he got there, he knocked on the door for several minutes. He could hear the television and the dog barking and became very concerned when he received no reply, as he knew he was expected to arrive. He went in, as the door was unlocked, to see if everything was okay and found that she was very sick and could not answer the door.
He talked with her a while and did everything he could think of to assist her. He was willing to call someone to help her or take her to the hospital but she refused. So he made sure she had her medication, water, emergency numbers, and the phone and that she was as comfortable as possible. Then he left to get help.
Joshua is a lifeguard and a Basic Life Support instructor and knew Mrs. Demo needed medical attention. Joshuas brother, Daniel, is an EMT with Potsdam Rescue and could verify the seriousness of the medical emergency.
Together, they went back to her house to try to convince her to let them take her to the hospital or call for an ambulance. After assessing the situation and patiently assuring Mrs. Demo that they would not leave her alone, she relented and let them drive her to the hospital.
A few hours after arriving at the hospital she had emergency surgery to save her life. The Engs stayed at the hospital until she was out of surgery and her family members could arrive in the early morning hours. Thankfully, the surgery was successful and Mrs. Demo is well on her way to making a full recovery.